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How to Develop a Next-Generation Mobile Strategy How to Develop a Next-Generation Mobile Strategy
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According to an IDC forecast, by 2015 more U.S. Internet users will access the Internet through mobile devices than through PCs or other desktop devices. As smartphones begin to outsell simpler feature phones, and as tablet sales continue to explode, …

Optimizing A Site For Mobile: Google Provides 70 Minutes Worth Of Tips Optimizing A Site For Mobile: Google Provides 70 Minutes Worth Of Tips
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Google has posted a pair of webinars from its “GoMo” campaign, which is an initiative to get people to create mobile-friendly sites. One of the webinars is for advertisers and one is for publishers. They both include tips and case …

Facebook Open Sources Ringmark To Make Mobile Browsers Better Facebook Open Sources Ringmark To Make Mobile Browsers Better
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When Facebook first filed for its IPO, it was clear, reading through the company’s risk factors that the company has a lot of vulnerability in the mobile department, though it has certainly been working hard to change that. In late …

Apps Can Help You Positively Connect With Customers Apps Can Help You Positively Connect With Customers

People love their apps. Studies show that 70% of mobile users have over ten apps. Some peole have over 50. How can this benefit you as a business person? If you represent a company, over half of your customers are …

Disney Announces Mobile Game Apps Disney Announces Mobile Game Apps
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If you check out Apple’s App store or Google Play you will notice a striking lack of games from Disney. The company has come out with the hit Where’s my Water, but that was pretty recently, and it doesn’t include …

Developers Prefer Google Over Facebook … Do You? Developers Prefer Google Over Facebook … Do You?
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With Facebook’s nearly 900 million users and over 425 million mobile, it seems pretty clear that it would be the leader in social mobile development, right? Wrong. A new study from Appcelerator and the International Data Corporation (IDC) found that developers are more interested in Google than Facebook.

Highlight CEO: We Have the Potential to Be the Next Twitter, Foursquare Highlight CEO: We Have the Potential to Be the Next Twitter, Foursquare
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Ambient social networking is taking the world by storm as startups such as Highlight are beginning to resonate with people. In case “ambient social networking” is new to you, it is a location phenomenon that runs silently in the background …

Google Maps 6.5 For Android Looks So Fresh & So Clean Google Maps 6.5 For Android Looks So Fresh & So Clean

If you totalled up the distance of every set of directions that Google Maps has produced for Android users, you’d have about 50 billion kilometers’ worth of directions. According to a post on Google Mobile Blog, that’s on par with …

Google On Managing Mobile Search Campaigns Google On Managing Mobile Search Campaigns

Google posted what it considers to be best practices for managing mobile campaigns, and some specific instructions for using DoubleClick Search to do so, on its DoubleClick Advertiser blog. Google says to create separate campaigns for each platform you’re targeting, …

New Urbanspoon iPhone App Goes Beyond Slot Machine Feature New Urbanspoon iPhone App Goes Beyond Slot Machine Feature

Urbanspoon has completely redone its iPhone app. While it still features its signature slot machine-like shaking feature, it goes far beyond that now, potentially making it more competitive with other apps people use to find places to eat. The new …

Pay With Square Replaces Square Card Case As PayPal Is Now “Here” Pay With Square Replaces Square Card Case As PayPal Is Now “Here”

Last May, Square unveiled an app called Card Case, which included a mobile tab system, where users could set up tabs at various places and order their purchases with automatic payments. Now, the app, available for iOS and Android, has …

Facebook Open Graph Helped Foodspotting Grow Facebook Open Graph Helped Foodspotting Grow

Facebook Open Graph has helped app developers implement Facebook features like Timeline into their apps. It also apparently drives up traffic in crazy numbers. Today’s success story comes from Foodspotting, the number one app for finding delicious food around you. …

How To Make A Mobile-Friendly Site, According To Google How To Make A Mobile-Friendly Site, According To Google
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Google has uploaded a video of a 30-minute talk from Google Engage For Agencies, about making mobile-friendly websites. Google’s Shane Cassells discusses four benefits of the mobile web over apps: easier to find (through search, blogs, Twitter and links in …

PayPal Here: PayPal’s Square Competitor is Here PayPal Here: PayPal’s Square Competitor is Here

We previously reported on rumors that PayPal was getting ready to launch a Square competitor. Now, the rumors have become reality, as today, PayPal unveiled PayPal Here. Like Square, it comes with a card reader you plug into your smartphone …

PayPal Digital Wallet Unveiled At SXSW: Here’s 20 Minutes Of Demo PayPal Digital Wallet Unveiled At SXSW: Here’s 20 Minutes Of Demo
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PayPal introduced a new digital wallet today at SXSW. “This is the future of what PayPal is going to be looking like over the coming months,” PayPal VP, Global Product & Experience, Sam Shrauger declares. He actually discussed the offering …

Foursquare Gets Business Hours, Becomes An Alternative to Google Foursquare Gets Business Hours, Becomes An Alternative to Google

Foursquare announced today that it has added business hours to its apps for merchants who provide them. This includes specific times like happy hour, kitchen hours and free admission hours, if applicable. Businesses who wish to add their hours, have …

Facebook Mobile Climbs to 432 Million Users Facebook Mobile Climbs to 432 Million Users

In an updated filing of their $5 billion IPO, Facebook has stated that they had 432 million people use their service through their mobile app. The original estimates were 425 million when the company filed the original documents at the …

Google Windows Phone App Gets New Features Google Windows Phone App Gets New Features
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Google announced a new update for its Google Search App for Windows 7.5 phones today. The new features are: autocomplete, voice search and “my location”. My Location, if you’re not familiar, is the feature that tells Google your location so …

Ask PollRoll App Aims To Help Users Navigate Through SXSW Ask PollRoll App Aims To Help Users Navigate Through SXSW

Ask has debuted a new mobile app at SXSW, which a company spokesperson tells WebProNews “combines the instant gratification of a poll with the answer depth and social context of a Q&A service.” “The app will help users in Austin …

Siri: A Breakthrough for Mobile Commerce Siri: A Breakthrough for Mobile Commerce
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For many Apple aficionados, the October 2011 release of the iPhone 4S failed to impress – at least initially. Although Apple touted the 4S as the “most amazing iPhone yet,” the device looked identical to the iPhone 4 and lacked …

AOL’s AdTech Launches New Mobile SDK AOL’s AdTech Launches New Mobile SDK

Advertising.com’s AdTech (owned by AOL) has launched a new mobile software developer kit, which the company says is the first of its kind to comply with the IAB’s rich media standard MRAID 2.0. MRAID, which stands for Mobile Rich Media …